While the controversial deferred action programs remain frozen in the courts, several other reforms have been rolled out or otherwise addressed.
While any reform in Congress has taken a back seat to election-year politics in 2016, some lawmakers have already hinted at pushing for reform after the election.
The case will now go back to the lower courts, which will have to decide on the merits of the case and legality of the executive actions.
Given the role that immigration has played on the campaign trail, the decision will certainly create a response from the candidates.
The president’s immigration plan largely echoes the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013 but was not taken up by the House.
The approved budgets from the Republican-led House and Senate committees fall about $1 to $2 billion below President Obama’s request.
While dozens of immigration-related bills have been introduced by members on both sides of the aisle, most of the work remains at the committee level.
The series of amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014 DHS appropriations bill were aimed at “rolling back” President Obama’s recent executive actions.